Daryl Smith is the managing partner and co-founder of Kayak Investment Partners. Mr. Smith has built, configured, programmed, and networked computers from an early age. For the past decade, Mr. Smith has pioneered the use of real-time data analytics to track a broad range of internet equities.
Significant Contributions and Achievements:
Prior to co-founding Kayak Investment Partners, from 2006 to 2012, Mr. Smith headed internet investments at Cavalry Asset Management. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Smith held similar responsibilities at Andor Capital Management. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Smith was an analyst at JP Morgan (acquired by Chase Hambrecht & Quist in 2000), covering the internet sector and within nine months was ranked a Top-Ten Analyst by Institutional investor. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Smith was an analyst at Hambrecht & Quist (acquired by Chase Manhattan Bank in 1999), covering the enterprise software, hardware, distribution, and data storage sectors.
In 1998, Mr. Smith earned a BA in History, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley with a minor in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business. At the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Smith was a Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honor Society scholar and received the 1997 Doug Sciutto Memorial Scholarship.